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Sea Lions Find Ways to Stay Cool

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How do you beat the heat? Sea lions protect themselves from the sun by rolling around in the sand, which makes for a truly all-natural form of UV protection and some very cute pictures.

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The worst way to hire a hit man is by posting an ad on Craigslist.

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Jim Morrison’s childhood home is for sale, if any Doors fans in the market for real estate have just under a million dollars to hand over.

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A Long Island school district may have lost some credibility with its students after issuing them a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors, crediting Jane Eyre to “Charlotte Bonte” and Animal Farm to “George Ornell.” The employee responsible was disciplined, but pity the child who asked after Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gypsy” in a bookstore before the error was corrected.

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Miami Beach and the historic downtown area of Annapolis, Maryland are just two of the sites that could disappear in the near future under rapidly rising sea levels.

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India’s recent discontinuation of its telegram service puts an end to the pithy messaging platform, but not before certain cablegrams made history. Can you guess who sent these 10 famous telegrams?

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In the middle of a heat wave, there’s a certain pleasure—schadenfreude, if you will—in witnessing other people suffering more than you. These miserable-looking Wall Street employees forced to wear suits to work probably wished they could occupy shorts and a t-shirt instead.

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The 10 best summer family blockbusters available on Netflix Instant will save you a trip to the movie theater. You’ll have to make the popcorn yourself, though.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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